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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine livestock mass 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116637  Determine livestock mass 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in: Determining and recording livestock mass. The scope of this unit standard deals with the preparation of the weighing facility, the weighing of the livestock, the recording and reporting of the mass information and the restoring of the scale. to inoperative status. The specific outcomes reflected in the unit standard should be performed without direct supervision but with access to operating manuals and recording procedures. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard,
the learner is assumed to have:
  • Literacy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 2
  • Numeracy at NQF level 2
  • Basic Livestock handling knowledge 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the weighing facility. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Scale facilities include but are not limited to weigh bridges, individual scales, group scales, electric scales and mechanical scales. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The weighing facility is prepared for operation according to the specific procedure for the relevant facility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scale is calibrated according to principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Humane handling of livestock during the process is ensured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for handling the livestock humanely are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reasons for calibrating the scale correctly are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine livestock mass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Placing the livestock in the facility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Weighing livestock according to procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Apply human safety precautions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explaining the reasons for Applying correct weighing procedures for specific facility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Explaining the consequences of not Applying human safety precautions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Explaining the consequences of not Weighing livestock accurately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Record and submit determined mass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documenting the relevant mass information according to procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Counting the livestock weighed and record according to procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reporting the relevant information according to procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explaining the purpose of Counting the livestock weighed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Explaining the purpose of Reporting the relevant information accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Explaining the consequences of not Recording the mass and numbers accurately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Restore the weighing facility to inoperative status. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Scale facilities include but are not limited to weigh bridges, individual scales, group scales, electric scales and mechanical scales. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Restoring the weighing facility back to inoperative status according to procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clean and care for facility according to procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explaining the purpose of Cleaning and caring of facility after use. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that al the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then thy should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a working knowledge of:
  • Basic knowledge of the different scales.
  • Basic knowledge of weighing procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of humane handling procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of recording of mass determinations.
  • Basic knowledge of human safety precautions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to specific outcomes:
  • Prepare the weighing facility.
  • Restore the weighing facility to inoperative status. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to specific outcomes:
  • Prepare the weighing facility.
  • Restore the weighing facility to inoperative status. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to specific outcome:
  • Record and submit mass determined. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Values

    All learners should demonstrate:
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety principles. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48976   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48977   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    5. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    6. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    7. Escay Catering and other Services 
    8. Heedmorine Training 
    9. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    10. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    11. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    12. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    13. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    14. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    15. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    16. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    17. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    18. Mpontshe Training 
    19. Mvelo Consultant 
    20. Nophelo Training Centre 
    21. Novi General Services 
    22. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    23. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Setlakala Business Development 
    25. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    26. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    27. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    28. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    29. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    30. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    31. Tripple R Training Provider 
    32. University of Limpopo 
    33. Vari Consulting 



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